Old Town built record request

Steve Sutter

Curious about Wooden Canoes
Hello - If at all possible please provide the built record for serial #82339 17. This canoe has been in my family forever I think. 50 years that I know of for sure. It's been sorely neglected for several years and needs restoration. Any info you can provide would be much appreciated.

Steve Sutter
Hello Steve,

Welcome to the WCHA forums.

The Old Town canoe with # 82339 was assigned to a 17' Otca in AA grade. It had mahogany 20"decks, seats & thwarts and outwales. It was painted to match the 1924 Old Town catalog cover (which looks to be design # 22). The boat was delivered to Toledo, OH in March of 1924. Copy of the build record, the 1924 catalog cover and design # 22 are attached.

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It is also possible that you could have another number or manufacturer if this description doesn't match your canoe. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions.


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Good Afternoon!! As some of you know if you read this serial number thread, I have a 1939 Octa and I'm probably going to paint it my way, I am intrigued by design 22, anyone want to give a shot as to the painting sequence used to best achieve the design???? I'm thinking they masked off the width of the design and painted gold, then masked off the triangles and painted white, then masked off the white details and painted black, sound about right???Todd
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